A handshake in front of a set of horizontal blinds
A handshake in front of a set of horizontal blinds
(featured image credit: Savvas Stavrinos)

Choosing trust, trusting our choices

When we elect political leaders, what we really need is to be able to trust them. But how good are we at assessing their trustworthiness?

Looking for trust

Three artificially generated faces, part of a study mentioned later in the text.
Three artificially generated faces, part of a study mentioned later in the text.
Spot the competent candidate (photo credit: Oosterhof & Todorov)

The look of trust

An embarrassing flaw

Two pilots on the flight deck of an airliner
Two pilots on the flight deck of an airliner
Thankfully they were not selected on the basis of their rhetoric or their face (photo: Rafael Cosquiere)

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Accidental behavioural economist in search of wisdom. Uses insights from (behavioural) economics in organization development. On Twitter as @koenfucius

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